LOS ANGELES: To me breakfast becomes the nicest meal of the day especially when I am in Los Angeles, where you can enjoy an early meal with different flavors from all over the world almost every day in a very different way. The sun is always shining, making it easy to get up in the morning, go for a morning run by the ocean or just take you car keys and hit your favorite breakfast cafe to start your day.
A small choice of my favorite breakfast spots:
SUPERBA SNACK BAR
Did you ever try pasta for breakfast? The taste is delicious when it is served with a braised egg sunny side up and a salad on the side made of black kale with jalapeño-pickled raisins.
533 Rose Avenue
THE SYCAMORE KITCHEN
Karen & Quinn Hatfield salute the morning with pork belly hash, cinnamon brioche French toast and a cured salmon tartine with avocado and creme fraiche.
143 South La Brea Avenue
One of the most beautiful patios in town for a leisurely breakfast surrounded by lush herbs and greenery.
8752 W. Sunset Boulevard
SQUARE ONE DINING
My favorite place to start my day in a healthy way. I order steel-cut oatmeal with maple syrup and bourbon pecans or poached eggs with smoked Canadian bacon and baby spinach topped with sauce hollandaise.
4854 Fountain Avenue
STELLA BARRA PIZZERIA
Grab a cup of Intelligentsia java and a pastry at the front bar or venture into the industrial loft-style dining room for a breakfast sandwich (soft scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, tomato, mayo) served with your choice of protein (turkey, house-made sausage, bacon) on a sourdough English muffin.
2000 Main Street, Santa Monica or 6372 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood
For a south-of-the-border-inspired feast, head to this Venice hotspot for chilaquiles with tomatillo sauce and huevos rancheros in homemade masa shells. Get a seat on the patio, order a Mexican coffee, and watch Rose Avenue’s eclectic foot traffic go by.
523 Rose Avenue, at Rennie Avenue, Venice Beach
Grab a communal table at this popular Eastside mom-and-pop spot for the pastrami hash with sauerkraut and fried eggs, quiche Lorraine, or fried chicken sandwich with pickled green tomatoes.
3219 Glendale Blvd
Third time’s a charm for Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC). Well-heeled Westsiders stream in for a casual quick breakfast the bar or a dressier affair in the dining room. Or some takeaway charcuterie, and homemade bread from the market to go.
11648 San Vicente Boulevard, at Darlington Avenue, Brentwood